Obituaries

Linda Lester, a caregiver not only for her family members but for the clients she watched over as a home health aide, died of cancer on May 9 at the San Simeon by the Sound nursing home in Greenport.
Betty Eliane Brugger, a longtime Time Inc. staffer who created the company’s iconic HBO logo, died at her East Hampton home on May 13. A year-round resident since 1995, she was diagnosed with cancer about five months ago. She was 86 years old.
Suzanne Obser, an administrator at the Hampton Jitney for some 30 years who also worked with distressed animals, died last Thursday at Stony Brook University Hospital of a heart attack.
Lorraine Dorothy-Jean McCann, who lived in Montauk as a girl and worked at the Trail’s End and Blue Marlin restaurants there during summer vacations, died on Jan. 29 at home in Huntington.
Alice Jane Hersh, a 13th-generation East Hamptoner who grew up on an Amagansett farm, died of complications of cancer on May 8 at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore.
A memorial service for Herbert E. Field, who died on April 18, will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Springs Presbyterian Church on Springs Fireplace Road.
John Peter Viscardi III died at home in Montauk on May 6 after a long illness. He was 59.
A memorial for Andrew Clark Ingraham Jr., who died on April 5 in Beaufort, S.C., will be held on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s Hoie Hall in East Hampton.
Susan Oliner Russotti, an architectural consultant who had a house in Springs, died on April 5 at New York University Hospital in Manhattan of complications of ovarian cancer, her family said.
Nathaniel Wilkins Creamer, whose father, the late Francis B. Creamer Jr., was the rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton from 1978 to 1996, died of cancer at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson, Md., on April 14, a little over a year after his father’s death.
Maureen Patricia Babin, who grew up in East Hampton but lived for a long time in South Bound Brook, N.J., died on April 26 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville, N.J.
Florence Ann Lakeman, a familiar presence in Montauk for nearly 50 years, died on April 29 at Southampton Hospital. She was 88 and had been in failing health for about two years, her family said.
Richard G. Wolf, a producer and director of documentary films, television series, and commercials, died of kidney and heart failure on April 30 at the Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue. He was 81.